It was the largest crowd Royce Freeman played in front of and almost certainly the largest cheering section he had at the collegiate ranks. With dozens of family and friends garnering a yellow Oregon shirt with the number 21 and ‘Freeman’ emblazoned across the front, the true freshman was playing in front of quite the fan […]
The Oregon offensive line hasn’t been at 100 percent all season long. Steve Greatwood has had to move multiple players to different positions, but as the Ducks prepare for Arizona, he expects nothing short of the expectations that were set at the beginning of the season. Q: What kind of things have you guys been […]
Assistant coach Steve Greatwood’s experience had brought him to one conclusion. “They’re going to say hey, the two starting tackles are out, but there’s nothing we can do about that,” the University of Oregon coach said during the week. “More coordinators are going to try to scheme their blitzes on formations than they are on personnel from […]
Brady Aiello can’t put a finger on it. To this day, he doesn’t recall why he decided to hang up his pads and quit football right before the start of his junior-varsity season. But for Aiello, a 6-foot-7 offensive tackle from Acalanes High School in Lafayette, California, making the return to football has become one […]
After losing starting left tackle Tyler Johnstone to injury before the season started, Oregon’s offensive line was projected to still be okay with Andre Yruretagoyena taking over for the preseason all-American candidate in Johnstone. Yruretagoyena wasn’t much help in replace of Johnstone but only because he went down injured in last week’s victory over Michigan […]
A matchup against Wyoming (2-0) doesn’t quite intrigue Oregon fans when it comes to football these days, let alone after a win over No. 7 Michigan State. But a game is still a game and even though Wyoming isn’t going to threaten any chance at No. 2 Oregon (2-0) making the playoffs, the Ducks still need […]
It looked as if Oregon was producing in all the right ways after Marcus Mariota and Devon Allen hooked up for a 70-yard touchdown pass with 10:12 in the second quarter left to put the Ducks up 18-7. However, what followed was a scoring drought that Oregon’s offense isn’t particularly used to being exposed to. […]
The Oregon football team suffered a huge loss when they confirmed that starting left tackle Tyler Johnstone will miss the upcoming season after re-tearing his right ACL. This is the same injury that he suffered against Texas in the Alamo Bowl last season. “It’s pretty sad,” Doug Brenner said about Johnstone’s injury. “But it’s really an […]
Since arriving on the University of Oregon campus last year, Doug Brenner has learned and grown a lot. However, the redshirt freshman offensive lineman would be the first one to admit that he still has a lot of improving to do. Brenner, along with his sister Liz and the other Oregon offensive linemen, headed to […]
Of all the crazy numbers Oregon has put up in the past few years, perhaps the most unbelievable one is this: four. That’s the number of fourth quarters starting quarterback Marcus Mariota has appeared in during his career. This season, Mariota hasn’t played in any fourth quarters, and he’s not alone. Due to the enormous […]
You won’t see them in the box score, on highlight reels or at the Heisman Trophy ceremony. Most are relatively unknown and don’t get as much credit as they deserve. But the members of Oregon’s offensive line have the ability to ultimately determine the success or failure of every given play. The Ducks’ front five […]
Fresh off the first bye week of the season, Oregon football got back to business Monday, beginning preparations for its Pac-12 opener against California this weekend. “Today was a really good effort,” Mark Helfrich said following practice. “Everybody had a little spring in [their] step, hopefully that’s an indication of being fresh.” The Ducks had […]
Oregon’s final football scrimmage before its season opener took place Thursday morning with a focus on getting younger players several reps and getting the team ready for week one by executing in-game situations. “Got a bunch of looks at young guys in every situation,” head coach Mark Helfrich said. “We did down and distance stuff, […]
Steve Greatwood has served as the offensive lines coach on the sideline for the Ducks for over 20 years now. Greatwood has seen some of the greats come through the program and has earned his paycheck by producing some of the best offensive lines in the country year in and year out. Following the departure […]
In the days leading up to the 2012 Fiesta Bowl, the Emerald will take a position-by-position look at Oregon and Kansas State, determining which team has the edge going into the BCS showdown on Jan. 3. Oregon — The Ducks’ offensive line was one of the team’s most bruised and battered units in 2012. Coach […]
The continuity among Oregon’s assistant coaches is vital to the Ducks’ future success.
Under the leadership of coach Steve Greatwood, Oregon’s offensive line has paved its way into the record books.
Oregon’s Carson York is equally gifted off the field as he is on it, and he’s got the work ethic to back it up.